Exploring BDD, TDD and Unit Testing | A Technical Overview

Explore Behavior Driven Development and Test-Driven Development, and How Unit Testing Plays a Key Role in Each Approach



1 Day

Course Overview

Understanding BDD, TDD, and Unit Testing is a lecture and discussion workshop designed to provide project stakeholders with an in-depth understanding of Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD) and the relationship between the two approaches. Students will explore these approaches in detail while developing an appreciation for how unit testing is an integral part of the process. This in an introductory and beyond-level course for Executives, technical managers, test professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts and developers who wish to learn about Behavior/Test Driven Development using Unit Testing.

Course Objectives

Working in an engaging learning environment led by our expert practitioner, participants will explore:

  • BDD and TDD
  • Test-Driven Development: Test, code, refactor, repeat;The ROI of TDD; Rationale; Advantages; Tools
  • Behavior-Driven Development: Extending TDD into the Domain; Behavioral Specification; Domain-Specific Scripting; User Stories to Unit Testing; Tools
  • Unit Testing: Purpose of Unit Testing; Good Unit Tests; Test Stages; Unit Testing Vs Integration Testing
  • JUnit: How JUnit Works; Launching Tests
  • Unit Testing Best Practices: "Good" Tests; Bad Smells; White-Box Unit Testing; Black-Box Unit Testing; Automation and Coverage

Need different skills or topics?  If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate.  We offer additional BDD, TDD, Test Automation, QA, Testingm Web Testing, Programming and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.


Course Prerequisites

This in an intermediate-level course for Executives, technical managers, test professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts and developers who wish to learn about Behavior/Test Driven Development using Unit Testing.

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.

Lesson: Introducing BDD and TDD

Lesson: Test-Driven Development

  • Test, code, refactor, repeat
  • The ROI of TDD
  • Rationale
  • Advantages
  • Tools

Lesson: Behavior-Driven Development

  • Extending TDD into the Domain
  • Behavioral Specification
  • Domain-Specific Scripting
  • User Stories to Unit Testing
  • Tools

Session: Unit Testing

Lesson: JUnit Overview

  • Purpose of Unit Testing
  • Good Unit Tests
  • Test Stages
  • Unit Testing Vs Integration Testing

Lesson: Jumpstart: JUnit  

  • JUnit Overview
  • How JUnit Works
  • Launching Tests

Lesson: Unit Testing Best Practices

  • "Good" Tests
  • Bad Smells
  • White-Box Unit Testing
  • Black-Box Unit Testing
  • Automation and Coverage

Course Materials

Each student will receive a digital handout with course notes, code samples and related reference materials and links (as applicable).

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